I picked out backings for these quilts. I just love the flames. And I think I will quilt from the back to follow the flame shapes for a quilting design.
This is a solid turquoise. What a weird photo. I have some feather designs all drawn out on quilting paper. This one should quilt up in a jiffy.
This red one is a small design, and I haven't decided the quilting design yet. Maybe a big meader is in store.
This is my new piecing project. A friend sent me a bunch of bright little squares. I made a slew of nine patches. I found some more of the fabric at Wal-Mart to make the block outlines, and this great butterfly print was in my stash! They look like they were made to go together. I have about twenty nine patches done, next will be to frame them. I don't have a quilt size in mind yet though. I will make it until it is time to stop I guess! :)
I went to a thrift store yesterday and what I saw there broke my heart. A quilt. And the label said "Made by Grandma with Love, 1995". I should have bought it I guess, just to give it a good home. That is my greatest fear, someday I will find a quilt that I made in a thrift store. The quilt that I made special for someone, picked out with love, worked on for hours, filled with good wishes, simply tossed away to a thrift store. Now I don't know the story of that quilt, maybe Grandma ended up in jail or something and whoever owned it didn't want the memories. But still, how sad.